Dr. Henry Mentz performs about 1200 facial procedures a year, which includes rhinoplasty (nose job). Below are some of our most commonly asked questions about this procedure.
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
If your rhinoplasty is purely cosmetic, typically it will not be covered. However, your insurance may cover some of the procedure if significant deviation is present and the surgery would improve the functionality of your nose. Check with your insurance provider to get more information.
How old do I have to be to get rhinoplasty?
We recommend that patients be at least 16 years old to undergo rhinoplasty. It’s very important that those who choose rhinoplasty fully understand what the procedure and recovery entail, and that results are permanent.
Is a nose job considered safe?
Rhinoplasty is a very safe procedure as long as it’s performed by a surgeon who is certified, knowledgeable, and experienced, and a professional anesthesiologist is used.
Should I bring photos of noses I like to the consultation?
If you have a good idea of noses you like, yes, feel free to have photos ready to show. During your consultation, Dr. Mentz will discuss whether the noses you like are a good option for your facial structure. Dr. Mentz has experience in almost every kind of nasal shape, and he prides himself on achieving patient-directed results. His three-dimentional imaging system provides powerful guidance and patient-doctor communication, and he will take time with you and your family to find the perfect nose for you.
What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option for those who only want minimal changes to their nose, such as correcting a bump or adjusting the nasal tip. Non-surgical rhinoplasty utilizes dermal fillers to improve the nose, with results lasting up to several months.
How long does rhinoplasty take?
Every rhinoplasty will vary depending on the needs of the patient, but in general, the procedure takes 1 to 3 hours.
How long before I’ll be able to exercise after surgery?
The majority of patients can resume light exercise (such as walking and no-contact sports) about one week after their rhinoplasty. After two weeks, more strenuous exercises can be resumed. During your consultation, Dr. Mentz will give you more details about exercising after surgery.
Can I wear glasses after my rhinoplasty?
Eyeglasses can be worn over your splint, cast, or dressing the first week after surgery. However, once any dressing has been removed, please do not wear eyeglasses or sunglasses for six weeks, as doing so may affect the bones in your nose.
What other procedures go well with rhinoplasty?
Can Dr. Mentz perform revision rhinoplasty?
Yes. Revision rhinoplasty refers to nose surgery that is done a second (or third or fourth) time after an initial rhinoplasty has been done. As a triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Mentz is uniquely qualified to perform this delicate procedure. With extensive training in facial plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and otolaryngology (head and neck) surgery, Dr. Mentz improves the appearance and function after an unsatisfactory first nose surgery.